Looking for the best 4 wheelers for kids is a little scary because it feels like you’re signing them up for a broken arm. We’ve all seen those viral videos of an unsuspecting toddler being mowed down by a sibling in a Power Wheels. (While you’re here, can I interest you in some bike helmets?) It was a rite of passage for those of us who grew up in the ’90s, but I don’t blame you if you don’t want to subject your offspring to the same motorized fate and would rather get them a great gift that is less likely to end in injury. The good news is that kids 4 wheelers have gotten safer since we were kids. Some have seat belts and locked speed settings. And if you’re a true back seat driver like me, some kids ATVs even come with parental remote controls.
Driving is a real-world skill that kids can start getting comfortable with at 2mph, thanks to kids quads. So, owning a kids electric car might help prepare them (and you) for when they get behind the wheel for real. From mini monster trucks to a quad starring everyone’s favorite Frozen Disney characters, we’ve found the best electric 4 wheelers for kids.
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Best Kids ATVs
Fully equipped with seatbelts, Bluetooth player, and working lights, this is a great option for the kids who want something that feels realistic, but looks like it belongs in an action/adventure movie. And the parental control option, safety belts, and easy assembly means it’s a low-stress option for parents.
This kids ATV has fun utility features like a LED light bar, seatbelts, and an illuminated dashboard. And with two seats, it’s a great joint gift for siblings. It can hit up to 3 MPH and play their favorite tunes, too.
This 4 wheeler comes with a sweet cotton candy pink finish, LED headlights, and treaded tires. It’s perfect for outdoor conditions but can also be used inside if your house is huge and you don’t like having nice things.
I don’t know if this car’s interior has any business being nicer than my actual car interior but here we are. Plus, the description boasts “explosion proof wheels” which feels necessary when they phrase it like that. It also comes with a parent remote control for newbies, working horn, and a useable trunk.
Recommended for kids up to age 7, this 4 wheeler comes equipped with an MP3 player, spring suspension, and a candy red finish, and gives us major monster truck vibes with all the luxury comforts.
This colorful option comes with a remote control for parents to stay hands-on. And while I’m not sure what environment would require a camo print in blue, I am sure a kid can think of one. The battery lasts up to an hour and it’s best for kids up to 66 lbs.
Best Kids Quads
With big tires and a realistic body, this kids quad will turn even the youngest riders into ATV enthusiasts. Some details about this badass ride: Its rechargeable battery comes with 12 volts of power, which is pretty impressive, and its run time (1-2 hours) will keep your kid busy. What makes this a showstopper is that it lets your kid play their fave jams using a USB. Rock ‘n roll!
This sporty quad works for daredevils up to 120 lbs, so it’s perfect for bigger kids. But we recommend a helmet since this goes up to 8 MPH. A single charge to the 24v battery can provide up to 40 minutes of ride time for their next off-road adventure.
With a top speed of 2 mph and realistic engine sounds, this is a great option for beginner riders who still want to maintain their street cred. And the built-in horn, LED headlights, and realistic steering and brake system will give your toddler plenty to tinker with. (Suitable for riders ages 3+.)
Best Electric 4 Wheeler
If your mini car enthusiast is already asking to go fast like a Lambo, this might be the ride for them. Beyoncé would be so proud. It’s got a built-in music system (it has an AUX cord, TF port, and USB port), four wheels with suspension for a smooth ride, and more.
This ride on fits two kids and looks like a Batmobile, so your kids can really rock that imaginary carpool lane. It also kinda has Batmobile features (kid-friendly, of course) which include: front and rear flashing lights, a way to blast music with volume control, an impressive security system, and high-performance (we’re talkin’ 12v motor and max speed of 3 MPH).
Aside from being its own Instatrap, this kids Land Rover has great reviews, so it’s perfect for the kid who is already accustomed to the finer things. It has two-person seating, so your kid can invite their buddy or sibling, they can drive manually or use a remote control, and it even has 4-wheel suspension so it truly does (kinda) feel like the real thing.
Complete with a roll-bar, off road windshield, and super traction wheels, this sporty little vehicle is ready for anything, and even has room for your kids’ best friend to ride along. It also comes with large adjustable bucket seats, and can cruise up to 5 mph.
This electric tractor has a detachable trailer for realistic play, so it’s perfect for the kiddo who wants to help out with yard work. It also comes with built-in music, parental controls, speed shifting, and tractor sounds.
Don’t let this pretty little pink number fool you – it can handle wet grass and rough terrain and even has a power-lock brake system. This badass two-seater can travel up to 5 mph and includes a 12 volt battery and charger.
We all know a child who is equal parts reckless and fancy, so you’ll be happy to know this Benz also comes with a parental remote control and a slow start design so there’s no risk for a sudden acceleration. It also offers an MP3 player and 3 speed settings.
Best Toddler 4 Wheeler
This sweet little Frozen-themed 4 wheeler will have your toddler feeling like royalty as they head into the unknown, or more accurately, the driveway. Parents don’t need to feel too worried, as the max speed is 1.5 MPH, and power trax rubber keeps the ride smooth and safe. It comes with a 6-volt rechargeable battery, so when your kiddo is all pooped out, you can easily (and quickly) recharge for their next ride.
If you’re not emotionally ready for them to get behind the wheel, this option comes with a parental remote control and only hits 2 MPH. It also comes with a built-in horn, AUX outlet, speed selection, and LED headlights so your little one can get the full driving experience.
If your toddler is all about that farm life, this John Deere 4 wheeler can inspire a love for the outdoors and even comes with detachable water squirters to help you water the plants. This one has a max speed of 2.5 MPH.
Are children born obsessed with Paw Patrol or is it an acquired taste? We may never know, but this 4 wheeler is a great vehicle for imaginative outdoor toddler adventures. This one has a max speed of 2 MPH and has power trax rubber traction that makes sure your kid’s ride is smooth and stable. This also comes with a rechargeable battery, so just plug in and it’ll be ready to go in no time.